Success of future 5G networks will not merely depend upon sophisticated architecture.
It also depend on network's capabilities of performing complex operations in a scalable and energy efficient manner.
Energy consumption depends on factors like:
- Transmission Power
- Transmission Time
- Channel Conditions
- Coding and Modulation
Further sustainability and energy-efficient in 5G wireless networks must include the followings.
- Energy Aware Base station
- Energy Efficient Backhaul
- Energy and Cost Effective Networks
- Reduce Overheads and Energy Drains
Few key-points related to these work areas is listed below.
The above table is taken from M. Agiwal, A. Roy and N. Saxena, "Next Generation 5G Wireless Networks: A Comprehensive Survey," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 1617-1655, thirdquarter 2016.